Mozart: Colour & Drama (cancelled)

We regret we need to cancel our forthcoming concert with Kristian Bezuidenhout on 3rd May at St John’s Smith Square.

As an unsubsidised company, we need to meet income targets in order to trade solvently. Various circumstances are working against us for this performance which has resulted in slow ticket sales and reduced sponsorship, as a result we will incur a loss that we cannot afford.

We remain deeply committed to our audience and to our relationship with Kristian Bezuidenhout who will be directing other programmes in the upcoming season.

Refunds will be available for all eligible purchases. We would also like to make it up to our audience. By visiting the link below, you will be able to download free of charge Dall’abaco’s Concerto à più instrumenti in D Major, Op. 5, No. 6 from our latest recording.
This link will only be valid until the 4th of May.

Click here to download now

Sincere apologies for what we are sure is unwelcome news.

Yours sincerely,

Alfonso Leal del Ojo
Chief Executive and Principal Viola

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The stormy intensity of Symphony No.40, the warmly lyrical final piano concerto, the heartbreakingly beautiful Andante for flute, and the baroque extravagance of the Adagio & Fugue for strings that betrays an obsession with Bach and Handel: with Kristian Bezuidenhout directing from the keyboard, this is Mozart at his most colourful and dramatic.

The English Concert
Kristian Bezuidenhout
director/harpsichord
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

Mozart Adagio & Fugue in C minor K546
Mozart Allemande from Suite in C K399
Mozart Piano Concerto in B flat K595
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Mozart Andante for Flute and Orchestra in C K315
Mozart Symphony No.40 in G minor K550

Kristian Bezuidenhout: In his own words

‘My first experience with The English Concert brings back the very fondest of memories. I remember being rather apprehensive at the time - this was my first play-direct project - but those fears were assuaged the minute we began making music together, the atmosphere immediately charged with positive energy. I’ve had the great pleasure of working with these superb musicians many times, and I am always struck not just by the extreme classiness of the playing, but more importantly, by the focus, joy, and unbridled energy which these cherished colleagues bring to any repertoire they play.

The prospect of working in closer collaboration with The English Concert as their Principal Guest Director fills me with great excitement: what an enormous honour it will be to explore this extraordinary repertoire together.’